Tourist with measles rode Maid of the Mist at Niagara Falls; measles exposure warning

NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) – A tourist from India who visited Niagara Falls and went for a ride on the famous Maid of the Mist tour boat this month has measles, the New York State Department of Health said. So now DOH is warning anyone who went to the same locations as the tourist in western New York on May 11 and May 12, 2017, could have been exposed to the dangerous virus.

You are not at risk if you are immune to measles, but do you know if you are immune? If you received two doses of the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine; or were born before January 1, 1957; or have had a lab test confirming your immunity then you are not likely to contract measles, the DOH said.

“Those individuals lacking immunity or not sure if they have been vaccinated, should contact their health care provider if they develop measles symptoms,” the DOH said in a news release. “Symptoms include a fever, rash, cough, conjunctivitis or runny nose. Symptoms usually appear in 10-12 days after exposure, although they may occur as late as June 2, 2017.”

Source: Tourist with measles rode Maid of the Mist at Niagara Falls; measles exposure warning

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